Chief Executive of the ICS’s Integrated Care Board, Humber, Coast and Vale

NHS England & NHS Improvement

Humber, Coast and Vale

  • Location

    Humber, Coast and Vale

  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration

    Up to £212,500 depending on experience

  • Job ref


  • Client

    NHS England & NHS Improvement

Ref: GSe78293.1

The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership works across a geographical area of more than 1500 square miles taking in cities, market towns and many different rural and coastal communities. Their area stretches along the east coast of England from Scarborough to Cleethorpes and along both banks of the Humber. Humber, Coast and Vale incorporates the cities of Hull and York and large rural areas across East Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire.

Together they form the system of organisations that are responsible for planning, paying for and providing health and care services within the area known as Humber, Coast and Vale. They serve a population of 1.7 million people all with different health and care needs.

Their partnership organisations include:

  • Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs); East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire and Vale of York.
  • Local Authorities; City of York, East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire.
  • NHS Providers; Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, Humber NHS Foundation Trust, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust and East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
  • Community Interest Company (CiC) Health and Care Providers; City Health Care Partnership covers Hull and East Riding, Care Plus Group and NAViGO cover North East Lincolnshire.

The Employer

Do you have the vision to deliver a new healthcare approach for patients in England?

Integrated care systems (ICSs) are partnerships of health and care organisations that come together to plan and deliver joined up services and to improve the health of people who live and work in their area. They exist to improve outcomes in population health and healthcare; tackle inequalities in patient outcomes, experience and access; enhance productivity and value for money and support broader social and economic development in their area.

As CEO of the ICS’s Integrated Care Board (ICB) you will work with your colleagues, your community and your partners to deliver a long-term strategy to achieve this.

There are now 42 ICSs covering the whole of England, each serving between 500,000 and three million people. Each ICB will hold a substantial budget for commissioning high quality patient care and the authority to establish performance arrangements to ensure this is delivered.

Final appointment as ICB Chief Executive would be dependent on the passage of the Health and Care Bill, and, subject to any potential amendments made to that Bill, be made formally by the ICB Chair on establishment.

These are significant, high-profile roles at the cutting edge of public sector reform. To succeed you will need:

  1. To share our belief that ICSs should reflect all the communities they serve and the ambition of the NHS long term plan.
  2. Significant board level, and CEO experience leading across regulated environments.
  3. Strong, strategic leadership skills, critical reasoning and numeracy, with the experience of stewardship of significant public funds, good governance and delivering impactful public outcomes.
  4. A track record of leading transformational and digital change and an ability to establish a new organisation, top-team and healthy, stakeholder-led culture across your system. You will know how to lead sophisticated engagement and performance strategies at system level.
  5. To be politically astute and an exceptional communicator. This will be demonstrated though a track record of building trusted partnerships which have driven practical, community-led change.
  6. To bring current health experience and thinking which drives improvements in care, long-term, preventative strategies for population health and for tackling health inequality.
  7. You will have great personal integrity and expect this in others. You will actively champion diversity, inclusion, and equality of opportunity for all.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity.  We know through experience that the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, sex, gender, identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustment for people who have a disability.

Further Information

If you have any queries please refer to the Applicant Information Pack on this site initially. If you would like a confidential discussion regarding the role, please contact Jim Canning of GatenbySanderson on 07384 113 158 or at

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
23.59 on 26th September 2021

Stakeholder engagement event


How to apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, completed fit and proper person form, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. 

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you have any problems, please get in touch with the named contacts detailed in the role listing. 


  1. Fit_and_Proper_Person_Declaration - Exec.docx
  2. HCV Partnership CEO applicant pack.pdf